Published on: January 10, 2022
VEER BAL DIWAS
PM announces 26th December as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji.They were sahibzades of Guru Gobind Singh
WHO WERE SAHIBZADES?
- Four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
- Sacrificed their lives in an important battle against the Mughals.
- Names of the Sahibzades were- Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh.
- Initiated into the Khalsa, an elite warrior group created by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 to protect the innocent from religious persecution.
- All four Sahibzades were executed by Mughal forces before the age of 19.
- Sikhism honors the martyred sons of Guru Gobind Singh in the ardas prayer as “Char Sahibzade,” the four princes of the Khalsa warrior order.